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PGA: 2016 US Open Winner Odds and Predictions

2016 US Open PGA PreviewWhen: Thursday, June 16th – Sunday, June 19th 2016
Where: Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pennsylvania
Watch: FOX

THE US Open is back at Oakmont this year for the first time since 2007. Regarded as one of the toughest golf courses in the world – Oakmont opened in 1903. This will be the ninth time this PGA major has been hosted at Oakmont, which is more than any other course.

Important statistics to consider this week are driving distance, driving accuracy, greens in regulation (GIR), scrambling and putting. Putting average, scrambling and GIR are the most important at Oakmont, but golfers need to avoid the rough without playing short in order to have a chance at par on the tough holes as well.

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2016 US Open top contenders to win

The big three are all priced similarly this week. Rory McIlroy (7/1), Jason Day (7/1) and Jordan Spieth (8/1) are expected to battle it out at Oakmont. Day has never won this tournament, despite being close, but both McIlroy and Spieth have won the US Open once previously.

Spieth struggled his first three years in this event – finishing T21, MC and T17. However, he won last year in his fourth attempt. He was playing great golf last season. He hasn’t been playing as well this season, but he still has two wins and he was T2 at the Masters, so you can never count Spieth out.

McIlroy has played in the US Open the last seven years – winning in 2011. Since winning the event, McIlroy has finishes of MC, T41, T23 and T9. Can be he build off of his T9 last year? Day hasn’t won, but he has finishes of T2, T59, T2, T4 and T9 the last five years. He’s almost always in the running.

After the big three, Dustin Johnson (12/1) is next up in the market. In the last two years at the US Open, Johnson has finishes of T4 and T2, which are his best finishes in this tournament in his career. He’s in great form too – finishing within the top 5 in five of his last seven tournaments.

2016 US Open outright winner best bets

Westwood hasn’t done great here the past two years – he had a MC in 2014 and finished T50 last year. He does have some good finishes here, though, including two T3 finishes. He finished T2 at this year’s Masters tournament and has since had finishes of T10, T15 and T8 on the European Tour.

Not only has Westwood been in great form since the Masters, but he also has experience at Oakmont. He finished T36 in this tournament in 2007, which was played on this course. Westwood has yet to win a major and he only has two career PGA wins, but at 80/1 odds, you can bet on Westwood each-way.

There isn’t much to dislike about Rose this week. Rose has five top 10 finishes in just 11 tournaments this year – his best finish is a T3 at the Wells Fargo Championship last month. He was T10 at the Masters and he’ll want to improve upon that with a better finish at this year’s second major.

Rose won this tournament in 2013 and he has three top 10 finishes in ten career attempts. Rose finished T10 in 2007 at Oakmont, so he has the course experience to succeed. Rose is coming off a T19 finish at the Players Championship. He could have done much better if he didn’t shoot 74 (R2) and 78 (R3).

Players to avoid at the US Open 2016

Phil Mickelson (28/1) has finished second place five times at the US Open, but he has never won. Lefty is always a popular pick in this tournament, but he hasn’t fared well lately. Lefty has finished T28 and T64 the last two years. He’ll entice a few of you, but he’s on my avoid list this week.

Adam Scott (28/1) is having trouble finding his form since winning back-to-back events in February and March 2016. He hasn’t cracked the top ten in his last six tournaments, which includes a T42 finish at the Masters in April. He has finished in the top 10 the last two years at the US Open, but he’s in poor form.

Odds to win the PGA 2016 US Open

The outright winner odds below are from the Bovada Sportsbook.

2016 US Open PGA Odds

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